Coordinating Space Telescope Operations in an Integrated Planning and Scheduling Framework

Nicola Muscettola, Stephen Smith, A. Cesta, and D. D'Aloisi
Proceedings of the 1991 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '91), May, 1991, pp. 1369 - 1376.


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Abstract
The authors describe HSTS, an integrated planning and scheduling architecture that has been applied to the problem of generating observation schedules for the Hubble Space Telescope. HSTS deals with the problem of the interaction of resource allocation and auxiliary task expansion during schedule development by viewing planning and scheduling as two complementary aspects in the construction of the behavior of a system. The authors first describe how HSTS specifies the dynamics of a system, how it represents schedules at multiple levels of abstraction, and the specific problem solving machinery it provides. An example of the use of the architecture in the Hubble Space Telescope domain is given. Performance results that indicate the practicality of the HSTS approach are presented.

Notes
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Center for Integrated Manfacturing Decision Systems
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Intelligent Coordination and Logistics Laboratory
Associated Project(s): HSTS Space Observatory Scheduler

Text Reference
Nicola Muscettola, Stephen Smith, A. Cesta, and D. D'Aloisi, "Coordinating Space Telescope Operations in an Integrated Planning and Scheduling Framework," Proceedings of the 1991 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '91), May, 1991, pp. 1369 - 1376.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Muscettola_1991_3581,
   author = "Nicola Muscettola and Stephen Smith and A. Cesta and D. D'Aloisi",
   title = "Coordinating Space Telescope Operations in an Integrated Planning and Scheduling Framework",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of the 1991 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '91)",
   pages = "1369 - 1376",
   month = "May",
   year = "1991",
   volume = "2",
}